10-year Treasury yields edge higher after Fed’s Powell says rates will go higher than expected

10-year Treasury yields edge higher after Fed’s Powell says rates will go higher than expected

Treasury yields swung wildly on Wednesday as traders tried to decipher the Federal Reserve’s message about its tightening after the central bank approved another big rate hike. The dividend on 10-year treasury last traded approx. 3 basis points higher at 4.086% after falling below 4% earlier. The politically sensitive 2-year treasury Last traded yield 7 … Read more

The Series I bond rate is 6.89% until and including April 2023

The Series I bond rate is 6.89% until and including April 2023

Jetcity picture | Istock | Getty Images The U.S. Treasury announced Tuesday that Series I bonds will pay 6.89% annual interest until April 2023, down from the 9.62% annual rate since May. That’s the third-highest rate since I-bonds were introduced in 1998, and investors can lock in that rate for six months by buying any … Read more

BlackRock says bond yields have yet to peak and the Fed will lean hawkish on Wednesday

BlackRock says bond yields have yet to peak and the Fed will lean hawkish on Wednesday

BlackRock’s Rick Rieder said bond yields have not yet peaked, and he continues to find the high yields available on short-term bonds and securitized assets very attractive. “We’re buying all these short-term, high-quality, investment-grade assets, and we just keep buying them,” said Rieder, chief investment officer for global fixed income. “We’re getting 6%, 6.5% and … Read more

What an inverted yield curve means for the economy

What an inverted yield curve means for the economy

Catherine Yeulet | Getty Images What does the inverted yield curve mean? In general, longer bonds pay more than bonds with shorter maturities. Since longer-maturity bonds are more vulnerable to price changes, investors expect a “premium,” explained Preston Caldwell, head of U.S. economics for Morningstar Research Services. “In normal times, the yield curve slopes upward,” … Read more

Single-bond ETFs could be the key to revolutionizing Treasury trading

Single-bond ETFs could be the key to revolutionizing Treasury trading

Single bond exchange traded funds can be the key to solving some frequent investment problems. In August, F/m Investments, a $4 billion multi-boutique investment advisor, launched three single-bond ETFs: US Treasury 10 Year ETF (WITHOUT), US Treasury 2 Year ETF (UTWO)and US Treasury 3 Month Bill ETF (TBIL). They are the first single bond exchange-traded … Read more

The 10-year government yield rises to a new 14-year high

The 10-year government yield rises to a new 14-year high

The yield on the 10-year Treasury note hit a new 14-year high on Friday, but bonds trimmed their losses after a report that some Federal Reserve officials are worried about tightening too much with rate hikes. That 10-year treasury The yield was last at 4.308%, after rising eight basis points. The benchmark note has traded … Read more

BlackRock on recession playbook of government bonds, US Treasurys

BlackRock on recession playbook of government bonds, US Treasurys

A key part of the recession playbook is “outdated” — and that’s taking shelter in bonds, according to BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager. “Fear of the recession is smoking markets. Investors traditionally hedge in government bonds, but we see this recession playbook as outdated,” strategists at the BlackRock Investment Institute, led by Jean Boivin, … Read more

Government interest rates rise as recession fears spread

Government interest rates rise as recession fears spread

Treasury yields rose across the board on Wednesday as worries about a recession spread among investors and markets looked ahead to the release of housing market data. The dividend on 10-year treasury climbed to 4.088% around 10:45 a.m. ET, up 9 basis points after hovering just below the key 4% level for most of Tuesday. … Read more

A curious rally is taking place on Tuesday in one of the hardest-hit stock groups

A curious rally is taking place on Tuesday in one of the hardest-hit stock groups

The bond market is splashing some cold water on the stock market’s attempt at an upward follow-up to Monday’s strong but familiar one-day pop. Stocks are still clinging to gains but are off morning highs. The formula for continued equity strength is pretty clear in the near term: bearish sentiment, extremely low equity exposures among … Read more

Here’s an update on our 7 Bullpen stocks

Here’s an update on our 7 Bullpen stocks

We reviewed our seven bullpen stocks during the Investment Club’s ‘Monthly Meeting’ last Thursday. Here are our latest thoughts on each.